Daingean, Co. Offaly – Kiladerry

 

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Situated on the outskirts of Daingean, Co. Offaly is Kiladerry Graveyard, mostly overgrown with monuments peeping through the long grass.

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The exceptions..

In one corner is the much adorned grave of Fr Mullen.  He is known for his curative powers and people come from all over to sleep under the tomb for a night seeking cures.

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In the far corner is a small simple  headstone in memory of the deceased  boys of nearby St Conleth’s Reformatory (Industrial school) – “a quietly forgotten blot on the social history of Ireland”

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Contradiction?

 

 

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